On Friday 29 November, the Ferrovial Agroman Values & Graduate Awards Ceremony announced its winners at the annual Christmas event.
The event is an opportunity to bring all members of the UK & Ireland organisation together to thank everyone for their commitment, hard work and to recognise colleagues and their achievements from throughout the year. This year, over 350 guests were welcomed to an evening of speeches, awards presentations, the end of year films, a raffle and a night of live music entertainment, delicious food and dancing until the early hours. Mario Mostoles addressed guests as he opened the speeches and awards ceremony:
“Health & safety has seen its best performance ever this year across all of our schemes as well as the Tideway tunnel boring machine, Millicent, completing her journey with no lost time reportable incidents, final completion of the M8, contract award and financial close of the Silvertown Tunnel project being among 2019’s big achievements. The latter representing 4-5 years of fascinating work ahead –an excellent result. We started the year with a little uncertainty, there have been some changes organizationally, but we are looking to a productive and successful 2020. I couldn’t be happier with the team we have delivering: never more diverse than now, never more committed.”
This year, there were some additional features of the awards. All employees were invited to nominate their colleagues for the categories which continued to be the Ferrovial Values (RESPECT, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE) and Graduate awards (Best Graduate Newcomer, Graduate of the Year: Civil Engineering | Industry Professional | Business Operations).
Projects then submitted a shortlist based on these nominations. Finalists were invited to deliver a presentation to a panel of judges who would select the winner based on the criteria for each of the values and graduate categories. This year all participants were invited to be as creative as possible –a challenge which was most definitely taken -and they were able to bring in a sponsor into the session with judges also. Najima Khatun, Learning and Development Manager, Ferrovial Agroman:
“Being a judge for the values awards for the first time was a truly amazing experience and it was far more difficult than anticipated. All nominees had a great story to share and it was a real privilege to learn more about them, their personal lives and work. I could have listened to them for a longer period of time. They are all winners for doing such an amazing job and getting nominated.”
We would like to wish all nominees, finalists and winners massive congratulations for being shortlisted and for all of their efforts as each and every one of them embraced the process and the opportunity. It becomes increasingly difficult for the judges to decide on the winning candidate as quality was excellent across the board and level demonstrated was nothing less than outstanding. The 2019 Ferrovial Agroman Values Awards winners are:
|RESPECT||Iasiah Francis, IT Assistant, Head Office London|
Hugo Cuesta, Agent, Northern Line Extension
|Jose Caňadas, Senior Fit-Out Manager, Crossrail Farringdon Station|
|BEST GRADUATE NEWCOMER||Monica Seijas, Graduate Civil Engineer, HS2 Enabling Works||Stephen Murtagh, TBM Graduate, Tideway Central|
|INNOVATION||Victoria Villanua, Project Information Manager, Heathrow Q6||Cesar Ruiz Hombrebueno, Lead CSO & Marine Surveyor – West, Tideway Central|
|GRADUATE OF THE YEAR: INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL||Katy-Leigh Smith, Junior Environmental Advisor, Tideway Central||Karachi Ogbonna, Graduate Quality Engineer, Heathrow Q6|
|COLLABORATION||Abdulmalik Abukar, ETH & Project Controls Engineer, Farringdon Station||Ignacio Martin, Fit Out Manager, Northern Line Extension|
|GRADUATE OF THE YEAR: BUSINESS OPERATIONS||Jack Robinson, Business Development, Head Office London||Jennifer Carrick, HR Graduate, Heathrow Q6|
|INTEGRITY||Alberto de Fuentes, Project Manager, Heathrow Q6||Christian Cerrada, Project Controls Manager, Crossrail Farringdon Station|
|GRADUATE OF THE YEAR: CIVIL ENGINEER||Mohammed Bolbol, Graduate Civil Engineer, Heathrow Q6|
Gorka Fernandez, Victoria Embankment/Falconbrook sites Staff Cost Engineer, Tideway Central
|Oliver Goodwin, Graduate Civil Engineer, Heathrow Q6|
|EXCELLENCE||Saja-Rosa Mahtat, HSQE Advisor, Head Office London||Jose Sancho, Mechanical Manager, Crossrail Farrindon Station|
|SPIRIT||Borja Trashorras, Senior Project Manager, Tideway Central|
Established in 2016, the Ferrovial Agroman Values Awards were created to recognise those members of our team who have demonstrated commitment, extremely high levels of professionalism and a commendable and ethical approach to work.
The Graduate Awards have been celebrated since 2011. The awards select Graduate of the Year in the following disciplines: Civil Engineering, Industry Professional (careers related to the construction and engineering industry such as QS, HSQE etc), Business Operations (cross-industry careers such as finance, communications, HR, business development). There is also an award for the Best Graduate Newcomer.
Ferrovial Agroman UK & Ireland develops Ferrovial’s construction activity in the British and Irish markets.
We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland’s most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places.
Operating in the UK & Ireland since 2003, we continue to deliver the UK’s largest, most iconic infrastructure projects – including: London Underground’s new Northern Line Extension, the Central Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, Crossrail Farringdon Station and Western Running Tunnels, Heathrow Q6 capital works investment programme, Heathrow Terminal 2A, HS2 Enabling Works central section, the M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvement project in Scotland’s Central Belt as well as the newly awarded Silvertown Tunnel project. Our activities in Ireland include the M3 motorway Clonee-Kells, the DBFO2 in Northern Ireland and the first trans-border motorway in the A1-N1 corridor